Question about 1995 Mercury Cougar
The linkage needs ajustment between shifter and trans or the nuetral safety switch is bad. Seek a repair book
Posted on Apr 19, 2015
Still no brake lights would indicate a bad wire. Check for power at the brake switch, repair the wire, they usually break close to the plug. This will get back the lights and shifter. The no start would be the neutral safety switch on the transmission. Usually the switch is under the shifter cable. Some have a separate switch.
Posted on Apr 19, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It is not the multifunction switch. The power feed goes thru the brake switch before the multi function. You have no power the the brake switch because your shift interlock is not allowing you to shift it. I'll look up the wiring diagram and repost with a solution.
Posted on Apr 25, 2009
Lok in the trunk on the left side, behind the carpet for a small plastic box with a bunch of wires going to it. Look to see if there is brake light powe coming in with the pedal depressed. If so, and no power is coming out, you need to order and replace the "taillamp failure sensor".
Posted on Jul 16, 2009
faulty relay or wire short to ground
Posted on Sep 30, 2009
Testimonial: "good info. had not thought of the relay. Had considered ground issue and a bad light switch or ignition switch. "
The neutral safety switch on the tranny is going out. Replace this switch and you should not have any more problems. This switch registers that your foot is on the brake before it will allow it to come out of park to keep kids from accidently engaging the shifter.
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
One of your power wires is grounding to something, whether through a switch or relay.
I had wires fuse together that had the same effect in a vehicle years ago. Constantly blew fuses and happened to find the 2 wires fused under the dash in the steering console.
This is probably not your problem but there are very few things that cause those fuses to blow that rapidly.
Electrical is difficult to troubleshoot over the net though. Find out what the fuse goes to and try to follow the wires from point A to B as much as you can. May be as simple as a wire that the insulation is rubbed off or cut at a point and touching the body.
Posted on Oct 18, 2009
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